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It is our pleasure to announce that our Pre-Season has begun. We are training many wonderful new members and preparing for our upcoming season. One of the main focuses of our team is to always train the next generation of our peers in the same way we were. Our seniors […]

Pre-Season 2018 Training has Begun!


We are pleased to invite you to attend the Melrose Kitchen Tour 2018 on November 4th from 1-5 pm. Join the iRaiders in viewing some of the most beautifully renovated kitchens in the entire city of Melrose. To attend this fundraiser you can buy a ticket from any member of […]

Melrose Kitchen Tour 2018


Our first FRC competition was on March 18th-19th at Reading High School March 18th: On March 18th is the beginning of qualification rounds. March 19th: This is the last day of competition, this is when the winners are decided. The winning teams were 5556 (Carriage Town Robotics), 4761 (Robockets) and 1071 (Team […]

Reading Competition: Team Spirit Award



On Saturday February 11 the iRaiders brought the robot to Quincy and got to practice on a realistic playing field. We were graciously hosted by Quincy Hyper Team #69. They invited multiple teams from Massachusetts to come and practice. They allowed us to use their field to practice challenges that we will need […]

Practice Session in Quincy


Climber Group: They installed a new method for controlling the rope on the spool and tested it on the climber. It worked fairly well, but in the end bent. Tomorrow, they will be moving towards stronger brackets and supports. Gear Group: They secured down some of the parts of the […]

Week 5 Update




Week 3 has been great. We here at iRaiders would like to inform you about the progress that we have achieved this year so far. We have completed many crucial parts for the robot. We have been working on setting up and building the circuitry and electronics for the robot […]

Week 3 Update



The​ ​iRaider’s​ ​2016​ ​Robotics​ ​season​ ​kicked​ ​off​ ​with​ ​a​ ​bang​ ​January​ ​4th​ ​with​ ​the​ ​announcement  of​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​challenge:​ ​​Steamworks​.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​game,​ ​teams​ ​must​ ​design,​ ​program,​ ​and​ ​build  robots​ ​that​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​lift​ ​gears,​ ​shoot​ ​balls,​ ​and​ ​climb​ ​a​ ​rope,​ ​all​ ​fitting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​theme​ ​of​ ​preparing  an​ […]

iRaiders​ ​Gear​ ​Up​ ​For​ ​A​ ​New​ ​Season





While pretty much every child has played with LEGOs at some point in their life, few stop to consider the actual engineering involved in them. But, there is a group of kids who use their knowledge of LEGOs to solve problems, big and small.  These technologically-minded children are part of […]

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